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For a Climate-Concerned President and a Hostile Senate, One Technology May Provide Common Ground

Nicholas Kusnetz on InsideClimate News writes that there is one technology that the Biden administration and a Republican-controlled Senate can get behind: carbon capture.

The C3 Take
  • Carbon capture technology has tremendous potential to reduce and sequester carbon in the atmosphere.
  • Unlocking ways to bring carbon capture to scale will be crucial to this technology being effective.

“‘If you look at wind, that was the result of a whole bunch of different, really aggressive policy actions,’ said Rich Powell, executive director of ClearPath, a nonprofit that advocates for conservative clean energy policies. He noted that a combination of federal tax breaks and renewable electricity standards at the state level drove down the cost of wind over decades, and that the same has happened for solar over the past 15 years. ‘We’re only seeing the beginnings of all those things for carbon capture.’”

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